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Carolin Kropff explores the relationship between personal experience and collective knowledge that is passed down from generation to generation. In doing so, she explores how images are created, their relationship to storytelling and attribution of meaning, as well as the potential meaning inherent in the chosen material. She translates her observations and analyses into artistic processes that are shaped by the chosen material, medium, and specific production methods. Her artistic work moves between the fields of fine arts, arts and crafts (traditional methods of production, socio-cultural aspects) and the mediation of art; it includes painting, printmaking, textile art and SEA projects (Socially Engaged Art).
In 2020, Carolin Kropff founded STUDIOSPACE Lange Strasse 31, a platform for exploring artistic design processes and experimenting with forms of communication in art.

Since 2015, she has worked with British artist and fashion designer Felicity Brown.

Carolin Kropff studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (1991-1995) and the Städelschule Frankfurt (1996-1998). She learned the craft of men's tailoring at Maßschneiderei Schmidt in Wiemeringhausen and received a journeyman's certificate in 1988. From 1989-1991, she worked as a costume assistant and men's tailor at the Theater Dortmund. From 1999-2002, she maintained a studio in Madrid, Spain, and from 2006-2011 in Dubai, UAE.

She is committed to passing on textile craft skills to others. Since 2021, she has been teaching primary school pupils about textile craft traditions from many parts of the world and offers open meetings at the family center in Bad Vilbel.

She has three children and lives and works in Frankfurt am Main and Bad Vilbel.

Exhibitions at home and abroad (selection)

2023

TWO PLUS TWO (G) Christina Kral, Carolin Kropff, STUDIOSPACE Lange Strasse 31, Frankfurt/M

„“ Layla Juna & Carolin Kropff (G), STUDIOSPACE Lange Strasse 31, Frankfurt/M

Desert Gates - Back to the Future (S), STUDIOSPACE Lange Strasse 31, Frankfurt/M

„“ Geske Slater Johannsen & Carolin Kropff, STUDIOSPACE Lange Strasse 31, Frankfurt/M

2022 

Inner City (G), Glue, Berlin

2022 

Shape Play Shift (G), Christina Kral, Carolin Kropff, STUDIOSPACE Lange Strasse 31, Frankfurt/M

2021 

„“ Hassan Sharif & Carolin Kropff (G), STUDIOSPACE Lange Strasse 31, Frankfurt/M

2017

Städelschule: 200 Jahre – 200 Künstler (G), Galerie Perpétuel, Frankfurt/M

2016 

Experimentelle Korrespondenzen (G), MACS - Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Sorocaba, Brasilien und Ausstellungshalle 1a, Frankfurt/M

2014 

Paradise Lost (E), WOLFSTÆDTER Galerie, Frankfurt/M

2012 

Re-Represented Portraits (S), Laboratoire d’Art Beirut, Libanon

2011 

MinD (G), DUTAC Dubai, VAE

29EXH (G), Sharjah Art Museum Sharjah VAE

2010 

FataMorgana (S), XVA Gallery, Dubai, VAE

BAF (G), XVA Gallery, Dubai UAE
2008 

Made in Tashkeel (G), Tashkeel (G), Dubai, VAE

2006 

Made in Tashkeel (G), Tashkeel (G), Dubai, VAE

2006 

diesmal (G), Projektraum im Atelierfrankfurt  Frankfurt/M

2003 

Blachfeld (G), auswärts kunstraum Frankfurt/M 

1998 

Stuttgart 17.7.1956 – Salem (Wis.) USA 3.3.1977 (G), Portikus in Frankfurt, Deutschland.

1994 

Kunsthaus am Tierpark (G), Dortmund

1993 

Spektakel (G), Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund

1991

Kunststudenten stellen aus (G), Museum Beckum

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